South Plantation High School

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Coordinates: 26°06′11″N 80°13′12″W / 26.103122°N 80.220133°W / 26.103122; -80.220133

South Plantation High School
1300 SW 54th Ave
Plantation, Florida 33317
United States
School type Public
School district Broward County Schools
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie
Principal Christine Henshel
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2351
 • Grade 9 681
 • Grade 10 609
 • Grade 11 536
 • Grade 12 525
Hours in school day 8:05 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
School colour(s) Purple, White, and Gold
Mascot Paladin
Nickname South or South Plant
Newspaper The Sword & Shield

South Plantation High School, also known locally as simply "South" (to avoid confusion with Plantation High), is a four-year, public high school located in Plantation, a large suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the United States.

SPHS is part of the Broward County Public Schools District, which is the sixth largest district in the nation with over 258,000 students enrolled as of the 2007/08 school year. The school was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1982 and 1983.[1] South Plantation had an FCAT school grade of "A" for the 2010-2011 academic year.[2]


As of 2016, the total student enrollment was 2,422. The ethnic makeup of the school was, 41% Black, 30% Hispanic, 25% White, 2% Asian or Pacific Islander, 2% Multiracial, and 0% Native American or Native Alaskan.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Richard Bleier, major league baseball player with the New York Yankees
  • Colin Cole, NFL player
  • Alex Collins, NFL player
  • Reggie Cross (College basketball player at Univ. of Hawaii, NBA draft pick
  • Erin DiMeglio, first female quarterback in Florida high school football history
  • Wayne Federman, comedian, film and television actor
  • Marc Kudisch, Broadway actor
  • Donna Pastore, College Professor and scholar, former collegiate softball head coach and player, University of Florida Hall of Fame
  • Alfredo Roberts, former NFL player
  • Ricco Ross, film and television actor
  • Renee Bhagwandeen, contestant on America's Next Top Model
  • Diplo, American DJ, record producer, songwriter and record executive


Fall (August - November)[edit]

Marching band

Winter (October - February)[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling

Spring (January - April)[edit]

Extracurricular activities and clubs[edit]

  • 4H (4H program)
  • Band - A year-long course consisting of marching band and color guard for the 1st semester of the school year, and concert band or wind ensemble the 2nd semester of the year.
  • Best Buddies
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA) - Students pursuing careers in the business and information technology fields are shown how to advance leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills, through Intern Programs, Skill Assessment Guides, and Special Recognition Awards.
  • Chess Club
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) - Students who are interested in business marketing, management, and entrepreneurship participate in many activities, including the Fashion Show, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Adopt-an-Angel Toy Drive, MDA, SHAPE, Hurricane Relief projects, and competitions.
  • Drama/Thespians - The drama program has put on productions of Big the Musical, Grimm's Fairytales, Shrek the Musical, Oedipus Rex, and The Addams Family.
  • ER Ambassadors - Students travel to elementary schools to teach environmental activities. They help with recruiting new students to the high school program, and earn volunteer hours by working with community organizations on weekend events.
  • First Priority- Christian club where students talk about Christ and God
  • FIRST Robotics
  • Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA)
  • French Club
  • Friendship Club
  • Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
  • Human Relations Council
  • Inter-Club Council (ICC)
  • JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps)
  • Key Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Massive Appeal (Dance Team)
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • Multicultural Club
  • National Honor Society (NHS)
  • The Paladin Society - Students travel to Renaissance festivals, in order to educate patrons on different aspects of society during the Middle Ages. Such as, medieval and Renaissance era weaponry, armor, customs, medicine, and superstitions.
  • Quill and Scroll
  • Salsa Club
  • Sign of the Knights
  • Solar Knights
  • Spanish Club
  • Special Olympics
  • SPTV - South was one of the first schools to establish a morning t.v program
  • Step Team
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Students Taking On Paralysis (STOP)
  • Sword and Shield (newspaper)
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yearbook: The Prospectus Yearbook Staff produced two FSPA "All Florida" award-winning yearbooks: both the 2008 and 2009 editions.

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